‘No-brainer’ – Journalist asked about Spurs links with Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic

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Journalist Pete O’Rourke has insisted that a number of clubs across the continent will be interested in rumoured Tottenham target Ivan Perisic.

Perisic’s current contract with Inter runs out at the end of the season (Trasfermarkt) and it was reported at the start of December that Tottenham had opened talks with the winger (Sport1).

Inter Live then claimed that Spurs were facing competition from Wolfsburg for the 33-year-old’s signature, with the player alleged to be keen on reuniting with Antonio Conte in North London.

It was suggested at the time that there was a lot of distance between the Croat’s salary demands and what Inter were willing to pay (TuttoMercatoWeb). 

However, Fabrizio Romano revealed recently that the Inter hierarchy have scheduled a meeting with the wide-man’s representatives over the coming weeks to discuss a new contract.

He further added that several clubs approached the experienced winger in January and continue to follow his situation ahead of the summer.

O’Rourke has now said that clubs would consider a move for Perisic a ‘no-brainer’ if the Inter star is available on a free transfer.

When asked about Tottenham’s rumoured interest in the Croatian international, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “I think Perisic is one who will surely be on the radar of a number of clubs.

“He is out of contract in the summer as well, although Inter Milan are working hard to try and tie him down to a new contract.

“But, if you can get someone like Ivan Perisic on a free transfer, it’s really a no-brainer.”

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Despite being 33 years of age, Perisic remains one of the fittest players in the world. He is also well-versed with Conte’s system and can cover for several positions including left wing-back.

So, the speculation linking Spurs with a move for the Croat is not as ridiculous as it may first seem. However, one would expect Conte and Paratici to be targeting players of a younger profile.

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